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  • The Civil War Volume IIby Shelby Foote

    Random House 2009; US$ 28.19

    A narrative history of the American Civil War, which covers not only the battles and the troop movements but also the social background that brought on the war and led, in the end, to the South's defeat. more...

  • The French Revolution, 1789-1799by Peter McPhee

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 27.95

    In this reliable and succinct introduction to the French Revolution, Peter McPhee tackles the questions which are central to an understanding of this crucial period of French history. Why was there a revolution in France in 1789? Was France fundamentally changed as a result of it? And what effects did it have on everyday life? As well as providing... more...

  • Roman Livesby Plutarch; Robin Waterfield; Philip A. Stadter

    OUP Oxford 1999; US$ 9.99

    The companion volume to Plutarch's Greek Lives published in Oxford World's Classics in 1998, Roman Lives is a newly translated selection from Plutarch's rich, elegant and learned Lives, valued throughout the ages for their historical value and their charm. The lives included are those of Marcus Cato, Aemilius Paullus, The Gracchi, Marius, Sulla, Pompey,... more...

  • Democracy in Americaby Alexis Tocqueville; Isaac Kramnick; Gerald Bevan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 18.32

    In 1831 Tocqueville set out from post-revolutionary France on a journey across America that would take him 9 months and cover 7,000 miles. The result was DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA: a subtle and prescient analysis of the life and institutions of 19th-century America. Tocqueville's study of the strengths and weaknesses of an evolving democratic society has... more...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus; Robin Waterfield; Carolyn Dewald

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 6.99

    Herodotus is not only known as the `father of history', as Cicero called him, but also the father of ethnography; as well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity also prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces. While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate,... more...

  • Tiny Beautiful Thingsby Cheryl Strayed

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 7.99

    Rich with humour, insight, compassion - and absolute honesty - Tiny Beautiful Things is a balm for everything life throws our way, administered by the author of the New York Times -bestselling memoir, Wild Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you, you lose a family member, you can't pay the bills. But it can be pretty great, too: you've... more...

  • The Great Escapeby Angus Deaton

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 18.95 US$ 17.24

    The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In The Great Escape , Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, beginning... more...

  • Ecological Imperialismby Alfred W. Crosby

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00

    The second edition of this classic work that evaluates the ecological reasons for European expansion. more...

  • Verdi, Opera, Womenby Susan Rutherford

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 26.00

    Susan Rutherford explores Verdi's operas in the context of women's social, cultural and political history in nineteenth-century Italy. more...

  • A Storm of Witchcraftby Emerson W. Baker

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    This fascinating account of the Salem Witch Trials explores their religious, social, and political dimensions, their origins, their critics, and their aftermath, as well as their influence on the American cultural imagination to the present day. more...